BEST 'SLOW BURN' SCI-FI SHOWS & MOVIES
SIMILAR TO LOKI
By Lee Parham
Are you a fan of Loki’s cerebral science fiction storytelling? Here are some other TV shows and movies that will scratch that itch.
“Slow burn” doesn’t necessarily mean “boring.” These methodically-paced narratives take time to marinate in their grand ideas and encapsulate you in an enthralling world.
Blade Runner 2049
Blade Runner Ridley Scott’s dystopian and crime noir thriller established a bleak outlook on society and the judicial system powered by rich concepts and masterful direction.
Blade Runner 2049 Dennis Villeneuve’s follow-up to Scott’s classic continued the legacy of audacious ideas by bolstering his own unique spin on the Blade Runner franchise.
Arrival Perhaps the film that landed Villeneuve the Blade Runner gig, Arrival depicts a unique relationship between man and aliens in an invasion movie that spins the genre to a more human perspective.
2001: A Space Odyssey One of the films to inspired them all, Stanley Kubrick's iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey chronicles mankind's journey into space with enrapturing storytelling, palpable tension, and resplendent visuals.
Ex Machina Furthering the relationship between man and machine established by Kubrick, Alex Garland’s Ex Machina commands the screen and begs the viewer to question their own existence in this erudite thriller.
Devs Engulfed in awe-inspiring technology and striking suggestions of the human mind, Garland’s miniseries Devs ventures deep into human psyche and concepts of our own reality as we know it.
THX-1138 George Lucas’s first film, THX-1138 sees the young and ambitious filmmaker at the top of his craft, creating a complex narrative centered around what human existence means in a dystopian world.
Ad Astra Fueled by a magnetic performance from Brad Pitt, Ad Astra (Latin for “To the Stars'') illustrates an emotionally captivating narrative set to the backdrop of engulfing science fiction landscapes.
Spanning settings like the stars, high-tech underground lairs, and more, these sci-fi shows and movies should help you appreciate the world-building of Loki even more!